1. Etymologically, vivisection refers to the dissection of, or any cutting or surgery upon, a living organism. More broadly, it is sometimes used to describe any invasive experiment upon living animals. For some, the word has a pejorative connotation, implying torture and suffering.
2. I borrowed from or the idea of; to combine the 2 words - Vasectomy is a permanent birth control method. In some conventional clinics part of the vasa deferentia are surgically removed, thus sterilizing the patient. In more modern clinics and in no-scalpel (keyhole) vasectomies none of the vas is removed, but is instead cut and sealed.
Also the music I was listening to repeatedly during the entire time I was doing this was a band called Headscan from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electro/IDM(intelligent dance music)/Industrial. It certainly allowed my mind to rap itself around certain thoughts as I was 'carving' things out.
Here's some links to Headscan - On YouTube - [link]
They're website - [link] ---------------------------------------------------------------- The zip file contains 1600/1280/1024 versions. Use the download link lefthand side.
Figures - - thanks to... The rest of the stock is from DA I believe and/or Stock Xchange, unfortunately I don't have the names of those individuals, am sorry and apologize; they're pieces of the stock images; taken from car engines.
This is absolutely freaking fabulous. I am blown away by both the artwork itself and also enjoyed reading what you've included in the description.
I just finished reading a book called "Feed", by M.T. Anderson, about a future possibility for our world - where our brains are implanted with computers that keep us all connected, but also serve as a great way for companies to advertise. People "chat" more than they talk out loud, and some people purposefully go into "mal" and temporarily scramble their feed just like people in our culture and time use drugs. They are oblivious to the pain and suffering of the world outside of their flashy, colorful bubbles. They are wasteful, non-stop consumers too distracted by the slogans running through their heads to realize what the real world is like, outside of their fake environments.
Anyway, before I continue the rambling... just thought it might be a book you'd find interesting.
Technically, this piece is stunning - the colors, composition, blending, etc. are just perfect. I really find nothing that I can criticize, nothing that sticks out. It is emotionally moving and captivating in the sense that I keep scrolling back up to look at it. I could get lost in the detail. I admire your patience and skill in constructing such an image.
As for the subject matter, I rather like discussing possible futures of our world. I'm an Aquarius... I am very community oriented and I wish more people could see what we're doing as a whole to ourselves and to our world. I think change is good, I think medical and scientific advancements are necessary - but it's the way we go about doing these things that really define us as human. Make-up products do not need to be tested on animals. These companies have more than enough money to pay people to become guinea pigs. Disease-treating or curing drugs, however...? As much as I hate to see any living creature suffer, sometimes I have to let go and realize some things are for the greater good. But the animals being used need to be treated with respect, allowed to keep their dignity and not ever be put into pain or stressful situations intentionally.
I'm going to shut up before I write a novel.
Thank you for sparking some thoughts in my brain today.
And I'm very glad you could use my stock.
Yeah that does sound like an interesting book. Certainly an interesting metaphor of what is 'almost' literally taking place already in a sense in our world. That's why it could almost be said that people would probably find it easy to cross those boundaries into a world like that.
I'm a scorpio...deep thoughts are my domain and I agree.
Not to worry... write a novel. Get paid... and be famous. LOL. I'm touched by the fact that you took the time to write all that. It's often a rare thing to occur around here.
And thank you.
And while I don't entirely agree with your views (at least on the ends that relate to things such as stem-cell research), I definitely do respect your opinion, and can say that you undeniably have solid groundings for your beliefs. I like, too, the matter of thoughts you raise in questioning certain parts of these dynamics. It's a breath of fresh air, really. I try to stay far away from these heavy metaphysical (and often times moral) debates, simply on that I'm here for the sake of Art and only that----but I'm deeply appreciative of you letting your mind wander on the description. It's inspiring, and an overall great way to offer your watchers something other than their every day monotony.
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